7 Important Considerations Before You Book Your Honeymoon
March 29, 2020
Once the stress of wedding planning, pinning marathons, and getting through the wedding is over, it is only right that you have a trip of a lifetime to look forward to. However, choosing the best honeymoon destination is not always as simple as you might assume. You need to take several factors into consideration including the weather, when to go, your budget, and the style of trip. Here are some tips to guide you:
1. When Do You Want to Go?
The time of year that you plan to, is the first important consideration before you book your honeymoon. While it is viewed as tradition by many newlyweds to go for the honeymoon immediately after the wedding, some actually prefer waiting and going after the wedding is out of the way, perhaps several weeks or even months later. This approach can provide some needed time to save for the honeymoon and could also mean less stress for the bride-to-be in the run up to the wedding. Think about the time of year when you will be holding your wedding and what the weather in certain destinations is likely to be, you may want to visit the polar regions for your tailor-made holiday.
2. How Much Do You Plan to Spend?
Your budget is perhaps the most important consideration when you think about your honeymoon. How much money have you set as your honeymoon budget? It is advisable to determine the amount of money you have available to spend on the honeymoon before you start researching since it will save you a lot of time researching destinations and hotels beyond your price range.
3. How Far Away Are You Planning to Travel?
If you live in the United Kingdom or Ireland, New Zealand might seem like the best honeymoon destination. It has breath-taking scenery and stunning views, but if you just have two weeks and the flight is 23 hours long, plus you have to consider the jet lag and time difference, you may want to reconsider. When you research tropical destinations, ensure that you consider how far away your ideal destination actually is and how long you are likely to take to reach there.
4. What’s Do You Consider Important for Your Honeymoon?
Whether you are after a beach honeymoon, city break, or culture infused trip, it is advisable to discuss how much touring you want to do while on your honeymoon. If you love to explore new cities or see numerous museums and sights, it can be an excellent idea to first consider booking relaxing several days on the beach to wind down after your wedding for a bit of rest and relaxation.
5. Think About the School Holidays
It is obviously important to think about the weather before you book your honeymoon, but it is also important to consider school holidays and destinations where there could be families and children enjoying their holidays too. Not only could your dream honeymoon cost more on school holidays, but if you want a romantic adults-only child-free honeymoon, it is advisable to go in school term time so that you may avoid the crowds.
6. Will You Require Immunisation?
If you plan to travel further afield for the honeymoon, you need to consider the jabs you will need before you enter your chosen country. You will have to book your jabs by appointment at your doctors and possibly well before the day of your departure. So, you need to remember this when you plan your travels leading up to the big day. It is also important to consider whether you need to take Antimalarial tablets that typically should be taken several days before you depart and for seven days post-travel.
7. Consider Several Destinations
If you are deliberating between a relaxing time spent by the beach or a sightseeing adventure honeymoon, consider combining several resorts or destinations into one amazing honeymoon that will suit both of your holiday styles. The opportunities for multi- or twin-centre honeymoons means that you get to experience the best of both worlds, splitting your time away to visit several destinations, resorts, or countries.